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Metal Drummer Rethinks Relationship With Satan After Nearly Dying from Coronavirus   40%

Death Angel's Will Carroll has some important dispatches from heaven AND hell, including the fun tidbit that Satan is a woman.

Stop making sense: Sparks on their 50 years of gravity-defying synth-pop   -7%

Brothers Ron and Russell Mael are back with their 24th album and show no signs of slowing down. In fact, they want to make music that's more 'provocative and forward-thinking' than ever, they tell Roisin O'Connor

Builders say Whitmer's work rules unconstitutional, ask court to throw them out  

A builders group says Michigan's governor exposed them to enormous fines without going through the proper process, exceeding her authority to respond.


Australia's Free Childcare Program   20%

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with journalist Conor Duffy about the Australian government's decision to make child care free for parents during the coronavirus pandemic.

New Zealand's PM stayed calm during an earthquake on live TV   13%

New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern carries on a live TV interview as an earthquake hits parliament.

Police searching for Houston teen last seen May 15  

Anyone with information on Perez's whereabouts should contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-221-6000 or Texas EquuSearch at 281-309-9500.

Misbah proposes mask to avoid 'instinctive' saliva use by bowlers   -50%

Pakistan head coach and chief selector, Misbah-ul-Haq, has said that pacers will find it extremely difficult to adopt to ICC's new guidelines for resumption of cricket and proposed a mask for the bowlers to ensure they don't end up applying saliva on the ball "instinctively".

'Yoni Netanyahus mistake nearly led to disaster': U.K. historian sets the record straight on Operation Entebbe  

The PM's slain brother was not a central figure in the operation, Saul David, on whose book the film '7 Days in Entebbe' was based, tells Haaretz

FBI: New iPhone Evidence Shows Pensacola Shooter Had Ties To Al-Qaida  

Justice Department officials say Apple hampered their investigation by refusing to unlock the gunman's iPhones. The case is part of a longstanding debate over national security interests and privacy.

Bust-up over climate weighs on EU-UK talks, risks trade rifts  

Britain's refusal to seal climate commitments in a new deal with the European Union to govern their relations after Brexit has become a stumbling block in their deadlocked talks and raises the risk of future trade disputes.

President George W. Bush proudly displays paintings of world leaders  

You're either with these paintings, or against them: Olmert, Putin, Merkel, Singh, Dalai Lama, among others, inspire Bush's art.

Syria seizes assets of Assad cousin and business magnate Rami Makhlouf  

Syria's government seizes assets of Assad cousin Rami Makhlouf

We will represent France: Video gamers ready for Euro 2020 e-tourney  

Euro 2020 may have been swept from the calendar due to coronavirus, but UEFA's video-game eTournament version kicks off on Saturday regardless.

Berlin Tegel Airport to close as passenger numbers plummet   13%

Berlin's busiest airport looks set to close on June 15 for at least two months, and perhaps for good if a long-stalled new airport ever actually opens. The measure aims to save money amid ongoing travel bans.

For first time, Israeli artist wins top British portrait award  

The art prize, which includes a $47,500 cash stipend, was presented to Matan Ben-Cnaan at London's National Portrait Gallery during a ceremony on Tuesday.

Sunday Scrum: Canada's continuing fight against COVID-19  

CBC News Network's Sunday Scrum panel is your destination for frank discussion and analysis of the week's big Canadian political stories. This week: Our panellists discuss Canada's continuing battle to get the COVID-19 pandemic under control.

Brazil telecoms watchdog admits delay in 5G auction, sees broadband usage up   3%

Social distancing measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic are boosting broadband usage by up to 50% in Brazil, but may end up delaying the country's fifth-generation mobile network (5G) auction, the head of the country's telecoms watchdog said on Friday.

Michigan floods force 10,000 from homes as two dams breached   16%

Dow Chemical's main plant threatened by 'historic' rising water levels

Afghanistans President Ghani signs power-sharing deal with rival Abdullah   20%

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing deal to end a months-long political stalemate, Ghani's spokesman said on Sunday, a step that could smooth efforts to end the country's longrunning war.

We're starting to see a path back to sports. It may be odd, but it's desperately needed   50%

The governors of our biggest states know folks need an outlet to give us persepective. That's what sports are. The sooner they return, the better.


Undeterred by coronavirus, the Beethoven anniversary gets another year  

The year 2020 was to be a big Beethoven bash, in honor of the composer's 250th birthday. Then came the pandemic. Now the standout events in Ludwig van Beethoven's hometown are being rescheduled for 2021.

Uber customer claims company won price-fixing suit because arbitrator was scared  

An Uber customer on Friday asked a Manhattan federal judge to overturn an arbitration win for the company in a price-fixing case, arguing that the arbitrator only ruled in Uber's favor because he was scared.

Nick Cordero's wife says, 'He's not done'  

Nick Cordero's wife said she's learning that when it comes to her husband being ill "it's one step forward, two steps back."

Finland's new nuclear reactor hit by valve leak  

Finland's long-delayed Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) nuclear reactor was hit by another setback after the nation's safety watchdog reported valve problems in a component involved in the cooling process.

UK lockdown rules: What are guidelines on work, pubs, schools and exercise?  

As Boris Johnson announces how the lockdown measures will be eased in the coming weeks, here's everything you need to know about what you can and cannot do

Letters to the Editor: Armed protesters are dangerous extremists, not upholders of the American way   -60%

Shooting security guards over wearing masks or brandishing assault rifles isn't just Americans being Americans, it's dangerous thuggery.

French billionaires raise stakes in defence of publisher Lagardere   -10%

France's business elite closed ranks around publishing group Lagardere on Monday with LVMH's Bernard Arnault and Vivendi's Vincent Bollore swooping in to bolster its defences against London-based hedge fund Amber Capital.

Jerusalem's Holy Sepulcher reopens after coronavirus closure  

As priests from the various Christian sects entered the church, a handful of faithful waited outside for the basilica's church to open for the public

From hub cities to reworked Olympic qualifying, Curling Canada looking at all scenarios for sport's return  

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Curling Canada is keeping an icy stare on the upcoming season, trying to come up with every way imaginable to keep the nation's teams at peak performance.

Not something we are recommending: No 10 responds to Trump taking hydroxychloroquine  

'I can only set our own medical advice and it's not something that we recommend doing,' says PM's spokesman

Lufthansa in 'advanced talks' over coronavirus bailout  

The German flag carrier says it's close to sealing a €9 billion state rescue deal to help it survive the pandemic. Europe's second-biggest airline grounded 95% of its fleet due to global border and travel curbs.

Alison Romans New York Times food column on temporary leave after feud with Chrissy Teigen   -60%

Teigen says she's 'doing what I can (off Twitter)' to make disappointment known

Trump has a peculiar way of distancing   70%

But he's really good at it.

Trump administration did not give 'adequate response' to probe into watchdog's firing: aide   1%

The White House and the State Department did not provide an "adequate response" to lawmakers' requests for documents related to the firing of the department's inspector general, a congressional aide said on Friday.

Matt Lauer and Ronan Farrow in feud over Catch and Kill rape accusation  

Former Today show host called Farrow's reporting 'shoddy'

Coronavirus: Millions tune in for return of live golf to television  

Golf's return from the coronavirus hiatus brought 2.35m viewers across all platforms

alayan Waterfall in Black Sea offers feast for eyes   -16%

A view of Çağlayan Waterfall, which flows from a height of about 50 meters, is seen in the Black Sea province of Giresun's Şebinkarahisar district. (AA Photo)

Why Bangladesh should, belatedly, recognize Israel   10%

Israel offered to recognize newly-founded Bangladesh in 1972. Despite similar independence struggles, the logic of a strategic relationship, and the lack of direct hostilities, they still have no economic, defense or diplomatic ties. It's time for change

How Michigan's stay home order could impact football: Five burning questions  

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order was extended through June 12 on Friday. Here's how it will impact sports